Important Dates for Cohort 8
July 7, 2017: Application Opens
January 16, 2018: Application Deadline
June 1, 2018: Completion of Background Checks for those Accepted
June 24, 2018: ACESJU Program begins
College graduates who seek teaching and administrative placements in Urban Catholic elementary and secondary schools. ACESJU is an ideal fit for recent college graduates.
Teaching fellows will pursue an M.S. in Education degree with Certification in Elementary (grades preK-4), Middle Years (grades 4-8), or Secondary with a Content Area (grades 7-12).
We also welcome applicants who already possess a Level I certification and are interested in pursuing an additional certification (i.e., Reading Specialist, Special Education, English as a Second Language). Applicants will have the opportunity to list their teaching level preference on their application.
These degrees and certification options require certain prerequisites. For example, applicants pursing a Level I Secondary Education Certification will need to have graduated with a degree in their desired teaching field (i.e. English, History, Biology, etc…) and/or have a satisfactory number of credits in a given teaching field (i.e. 21 credits in English and 21 credits in Math). Certain exceptions may be made for comparable courses or degrees. For example, an applicant may have taken courses in Journalism instead of English, or Political Science instead of History. Interested applicants can request that ACESJU review their academic background to determine if prerequisites are met.
Administrative fellows will support the educational missions of their schools by working as campus ministers, development officers, enrollment managers, or in other administrative roles. These fellows will pursue an M.S. in Church Management degree from Villanova University or an M.S. in Organizational and Strategic Leadership from Neumann University.